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Cancer Taught Me: Fearful to Fearless

How a Vegas Trip helped me face Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma In July of 2003, my wife and I made our first trip to Las Vegas. We stayed at the Stratosphere during this trip and the memories we made during our anniversary celebration turned …
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Cannabis Oil Saves Brain Cancer Patient

Can cannabis oil really stop a brain tumor from growing? When doctors discovered Kieran McCrory’s brain tumor, he was given only 9 months to live. The tumor was growing fast, and the father-of-one from Belfast, Northern Ireland was left with few options. Desperate, Kieran …
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Can Assisted Reproduction Cause Leukemia?

A recent medical study from Norway has just linked increased risks in Leukemia and Lymphoma in children conceived through ART – Assisted Reproductive Technology. ART includes fertility medication, artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization. The study gathered data from the Medical Birth Registry of Norway, …
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Craig Sager’s Leukemia Battle

Craig Sager has been a fixture on NBA sidelines for more than 17 years. Nicknamed “America’s Sideline Reporter” and “Sagervision,” he has always been known for his utterly outlandish and often highly-questionable wardrobe choices: His zany suits have become a fun part …
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Living with Stage 4 Colon Cancer

Edward Yakacki was only 29 when he started having “bathroom problems,” but it soon became apparent that it was more than just indigestion. After getting numerous tests, doctors found a 3 inch tumor in his colon. On December 8, 2008, Edward was diagnosed with stage …
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11 Daily Struggles for Cancer Fighters

The cancer struggle is real. Sometimes you just have to laugh about it. Here are my Top 11 Struggles. Sound familiar? Struggle #1. Being Cold Constantly     2. Having More hot flashes than a menopausal woman   3. Those quality hours spent …
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Curing A.L.L. with GSK-J4 (Not Chemo)

A compound called GSK-J4 can kill one of the most aggressive forms of A.L.L. (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) in both children and adults. Ottawa Hospital researchers at the University of Ottawa published their discoveries in Genes and Development on March 1, 2016. Dr. Marjorie …
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Living with Oligoastrocytoma

As in every proper cancer blog post, first the background: I was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor (Oligoastrocytoma grade III) in February 2011. I had a tonic-clonic seizure in the middle of the night, ambulance to the hospital, MRI and EEG to check what …
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Choosing Joy

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 22, 2014, one day after my oldest child turned 9 and one month before I turned 40. Two weeks later, I found out that I wasn’t (at least not yet; knock on wood, not …
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V For Victory Foundation

Cara Fraser, of the V For Victory Foundation, took time to explain the origins and mission behind the group. This continues our series highlighting different Cancer NPO’s  around the world.  Cancer has affected so many of us either personally or someone near and …